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HP Helion brings together all the speed, agility and cost benefits of cloud computing, and with all the possibilities and interoperability of open source. Providing the cloud practitioner in you, the flexibility, reliability and security that enterprises need to move forward with confidence.

In this blog, we will explore the unique challenges and solutions of enterprise cloud deployment and usage. And in so doing, help you on your way to design, build and manage enterprise-grade infrastructure, platform and application services for the Cloud. Come join us now on this journey….

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Join Meg Whitman HP Cloud Webinar next week

next wave of cloud.jpgIt’s not just the future of cloud. It’s the future of your enterprise. Meg Whitman, President & CEO of Hewlett-Packard, along with industry leaders, will introduce a whole new way to cloud. In this exclusive webcast with live Q&A, you’ll learn about a cloud that’s secure, agile, and features all the possibilities and interoperability of open source. It’s everything you imagined. And more. Keep reading to find out how to attend.

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HP cloud in Miami for eMerge Americas

celebration in the Clouds.jpgJoin HP Cloud at the eMerge Americas Tech Week at the Miami Beach Convention Center where we are a Global Sponsor from May 2 - 6.  HP is not only offering a booth with a complement of cloud solutions and demonstration but also participating in sessions and hosting a conference reception.


Keep reading to find out where we will be at the event.

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Moving the entire data center to the Cloud in 6 months!! Are you kidding me?

Seadrill.jpgLast week as I was watching the new Seadrill video by HP that I helped edit, I felt like I was viewing a scene from Mission Impossible:  Migrate the head office and data center of the world's largest offshore oil and gas drilling company from a traditional environment to a completely cloud-based operation for all corporate systems. Relocate the executive team's systems to London, and move the corporate back office and IT to Dubai. Oh, and do so in only six months, at a competitive cost. HP Enterprise Cloud Services did all this and more, successfully transforming the entire IT infrastructure of Seadrill from legacy systems to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) with virtual private cloud. Keep reading for my quick recap of the Seadrill migration.

How do you stack up?

Stack up 2.jpgThis question may have intimidated you as a kid or shook your confidence as you tried out for a sport before you made the team.  As small, medium and large business leaders, you can now answer that with complete confidence if you are informed and aligned to the right product and services for your business.  

Cloud automation takes some of the heartburn out of Heartbleed

heartbleed1.jpgThe Heartbleed vulnerability has shaken the world. I know that for the HP Publishing Solutions Operations, this vulnerability hit a little close to home. When Heartbleed appeared, the PSO cloud migration team was faced with more than 1400 servers that potentially needed patching. Thankfully, a fix was found and was distributed within a few hours.


Keep reading to find out PSO was able to stop the “bleeding” and how your enterprise can learn from their example.


Guest post by Warren Volkmann, Cloud Journey Storyteller



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4 Key Features of a Leading Big Data Hadoop Product Offering

mapr.jpgHP Cloud partner MapR provides insight into results of a recent Forrester Research report. This blog post provides information on how MapR delivers solutions that exceed the competition.


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3 roadblocks to avoid in your cloud journey

Challenges ahead.jpgUse cloud to transform your business. Sounds simple, right? But it’s not that easy.  You need to think about more than technical issues. Culture, processes, skill sets, and change management all play a strategic role in smoothing your path to the cloud.  What happens when you neglect these factors?

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HP Cloud is going to Discover. Are you?


The time has finally come! Registration is open for HP Discover. This is your opportunity to see in-person all of the amazing advances in Cloud and IT that we have been working on.


This is my favorite event of the year, and I can’t wait for June 10 to get here. Keep reading to find out how you can connect with the HP Cloud team at the event and what you can experience while there. 

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Software licensing for the cloud; did you forget about that?


Enterprise customers moving software to the cloud are often challenged by the licensing issues involved in running the software in private, public and even hybrid environments. HP offers cloud customers Software Licensing Advisory Services to properly license their software in their new cloud environment.


Learn more about HP's licensing services in this video and audio podcast. 

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NEW! FREE TO DOWNLOAD — 2 hours to self-healing remediation and fast service fulfillment

Elite900 OFFICE.jpgOperations teams now have an even easier way to automate incident remediation and service fulfillment. Get all the exciting details about the new free-to-download HP Operations Orchestration Community Edition.


 Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager,

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The “glue” inside your datacenter of unique “building blocks”

legos.pngWhen I was a kid I loved playing with building blocks. I remember spending hours building cars and houses and whatever my imagination could invent.  


The same is true today with your datacenter. It is built upon lots of blocks and systems. Unfortunately, some of these systems are siloed and don’t perform as well as they could. Keep reading to find out how to overcome these challenges and instead have your database communicate effectively.



Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

You get what you pay for: Cloud pricing races to the bottom


The words “cheap” and “quality” aren’t usually found living happily in the same sentence. This is why it is often said that “you get what you pay for.” There are usually sacrifices made as the cost of any product goes down.


We have found out through discussions, enterprises are looking for value and quality—not simply a lower price. Keep reading to find out how you can distinguish between the price you pay and the value you receive with cloud services

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Industry’s #1 ranked private cloud just got better


In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Forrester Wave recognized HP for being the only “leader” in its private cloud study.


Thankfully, we don’t sit idle. We decided to improve upon that rating with the release of the next-generation HP CloudSystem. Keep reading to find out how these improvements will help you. 

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Behind the Scenes Interview with HP Product Management on CloudSystem Launch


The HP Tech Talk series offers detailed information on HP Cloud solutions directly from our leading product managers on their specific products. Led by SDRNews, HP Tech Talk provides in-depth behind the scenes interviews to provide our customes and partners with the latest on our cloud solutions.


For more on the HP CloudSystem release, watch the video wtih Mike Vergudo, HP Sr. Director, Product Management.

What good is a tool if you are underutilizing it? Learn the potential of HP Operations Orchestration

Servers-to-services2.pngHP Operations Orchestration was designed to increase automation adoption in both traditional data centers and hybrid cloud environments. Our partner pureIntegration has been using it and is a great example of how to think of using a tool outside of a single project.


Keep reading to learn how pureIntegration is revolutionizing its current datacenter and preparing it for the future.


Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

Chat with Product Manager of Newly Launched Next Generation Cloud System

utealbert.jpgUte Albert, HP Product Marketing Manager for CloudSystem discusses the new features and design principles behind HP's latest cloud platform release. 


Go to the blog to watch the video of the podcast discussion.

Next- Generation HP CloudSystem: Your fast track to the Cloud


The next-generation HP Cloudsystem is available today. It is the industry’s most complete, integrated and open solution for building and managing cloud environments. It offers enterprise customers a fast, simple path to the cloud while simultaneously managing existing traditional assets.


Keep reading to learn what is new with HP CloudSystem and how these changes can help you.


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How the right cloud can help you meet customer desires

clarity.jpgDo you have clear line of sight to what the little things are that matter to your customer? Are you able to anticipate what innovation to provide to your customers to cause a positive affect they would want to share with others? 

Embrace your change from server to service today!

G377103032005_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngIT Process and Automation is one of the hottest trends in IT. But do you truly understand what it is and how it can benefit you?


Keep reading to learn how you can get to the true meaning of the term and utilize it within your organization

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  • Archie delivers strategic solutions focused on today’s critical and evolving business needs, linked to the growing list of Strategic Enterprise Services including Hybrid Cloud, IM&A including Social Media, Security and Mobility from BYOD to mobile applications. Archie is the author of 4 books so far, and a founding director of the Australian Cloud Security Alliance chapter.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • Global Marketing Manager at HP in the Converged Application Systems organization, ESSN for Cloud Maps Solution which is a key part of HP’s Converged Cloud and CloudSystem strategy. Responsible for leading marketing for Cloud Maps with a focus on creating internal & external awareness, sales & partner enablement, and demand generation. You can follow me on Twitter @BelaniDeepak
  • HP Software Cloud and Automation solution architect serving largest customers in Europe, now leading the Community team for HP Operations Orchestration.
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  • 15 years in IT industry … started as sys admin, then became a consultant, instructor, solution architect and now in product marketing @HP
  • I am on the WW Cloud and Big Data Solutions Team. I help our customers adopt HP advanced solutions that are made up of products and services from across HP. I have over 30 years experience in the technology business including 17 years of business ownership.
  • Matt is a Master Engineer leading the development of CLIs and SDKs for HP Cloud. Prior to this Matt led the development of the HP public cloud marketplace and developed the HP public cloud websites. He is a regular open source contributor having contributed to wide variety of projects in numerous languages including PHP, JavaScript, and Go. Matt is a published author and conference speaker.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Nimish Shelat is currently focused on Datacenter Automation and IT Process Automation solutions. Shelat strives to help customers, traditional IT and Cloud based IT, transform to Service Centric model. The scope of these solutions spans across server, database and middleware infrastructure. The solutions are optimized for tasks like provisioning, patching, compliance, remediation and processes like Self-healing Incidence Remediation and Rapid Service Fulfilment, Change Management and Disaster Recovery. Shelat has 21 years of experience in IT, 18 of these have been at HP spanning across networking, printing , storage and enterprise software businesses. Prior to his current role as a World-Wide Product Marketing Manager, Shelat has held positions as Software Sales Specialist, Product Manager, Business Strategist, Project Manager and Programmer Analyst. Shelat has a B.S in Computer Science. He has earned his MBA from University of California, Davis with a focus on Marketing and Finance.
  • René J. Aerdts is chief technologist and leader of the Strategic Pursuits and Cloud Enablement organization within the Chief Technology Office for HP Enterprise Services. René is responsible for creating and delivering direction and content for consultative driven thematic pursuits, where leading edge technologies and offerings are part of the solution.
  • Roger has been trying to get out of Information Technology since programming COBOL on mainframes in the late '80's. But no matter in which continent he awoke, or whom employed him, his passion to enable people with technology was constant. So now he enables businesses to determine their strategy using the latest technologies like cloud computing, mobility, and big data. HP calls these Strategic Enterprise Services, Roger calls them "another day in the office."
  • Stephen Spector is a HP Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HP for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorTX
  • As a provisioning addict for 20 years, I was involved in projects in EMEA and the US as engineer, solution architect and project manager. In the last 2 years I'm in the Operations Orchestrations Community Assistance Team in HP Software R&D.
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